Bridges #14

My penultimate set of photos of bridges before the finale in London. Notice the two nods to Italy and a Latin word origin – ‘finale’ and ‘penultimate’ (my Latin teacher should be proud that I remembered ‘paene’ (almost) and ‘ultimo’ (the last). So, bragging done, we’re off to Venice, or my wife and I were in 2009. I used a point and shoot camera for these bridge shots – even if the quality of the photos may be questionable, I’m not sure that it’s possible to take a bad photo in Venice.

The bridges may be small, but they’re really cute.

The Bridge of Sighs near the Doge’s Palace – for taking prisoners from the Interrogation rooms of the palace to their punishment. On their way they could sigh as they took a last look from this bridge over the Rio del Palazzo.

The tiny bridge seen above, beyond the gondola, is the first of a few that I show here of Venetian canal bridges without further words. I hope that the pictures will suffice.

So, there we are, sighing over our memories of La Serenissima.

Featured Photo

I couldn’t leave Venice without including today’s featured shot of the Rialto Bridge over the Grand Canal. My wife and I stayed in a tiny hotel a mere stone’s throw away from the bridge. All of the photos were ones I took with a Panasonic Lumix DMC FX-50 compact camera. If you’re really interested the EXIF data were 1/800 secs @ f/2.8 and 4.6 mm. The ISO was 100, but, when I took the photos, all that information would have been meaningless.

Author: writingandphotography0531

I am a retired local government officer. At that time, I was an IT manager and had associated responsibilities for training. I have previously been involved, in various organisations, with aspects of industrial training and management development. My hobby is photography and, until recently, hillwalking in Snowdonia. I have just written my first novel, Persephone and the Photographer, published as a Kindle eBook.

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